Meet Ryan Binkley: Inspiring Pastor Turned Iowa Caucus Candidate



Ryan Binkley, a Texas business executive and pastor, is running for the Republican nomination for president despite being a long shot compared to leaders Donald Trump, Ron DeSantis, and Nikki Haley. Binkley’s platform focuses on unity and bipartisanship on financial, immigration, and health care policy, although a recent poll showed 0% of caucusgoers choosing him as their first choice. In addition to visiting all 99 counties of Iowa, Binkley has also sued the Minnesota Secretary of State in an effort to get his name on the primary ballot, despite not meeting threshold requirements.

Republican Presidential Nominee Hopeful Ryan Binkley’s Campaign Trail Covers Every County in Iowa

Texas business executive and pastor Ryan Binkley has been on a mission, traversing through all of Iowa’s 99 counties, in his quest for the Republican presidential nomination. Despite being a dark horse candidate, trailing behind leaders like former President Donald Trump, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, and former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, Binkley remains steadfast.

In a May 2023 interview, Binkley shared with the Des Moines Register his belief in his potential success through a platform focusing on unity and occasional bipartisanship on financial, immigration, and health care policy. However, the December Des Moines Register/NBC News/Mediacom Iowa Poll results showed that Binkley wasn’t the first choice among polled caucus-goers.

Undeterred, Binkley recently took legal action against Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon to ensure his name’s inclusion on the primary ballot, despite not meeting the required threshold.

Who is Ryan Binkley?

Binkley is the president, CEO, and co-founder of Generational Equity Group, a Texas-based mergers & acquisitions and business advisory group. Before Generational, he had stints at Procter & Gamble and Boston Scientific Corporation. He is also the co-founder and lead pastor of the Create Church in Richardson, Texas.

In recent years, Binkley felt a divine call to political service, leading him to launch his presidential campaign. He’s banking on his business acumen and faith to craft a campaign prioritizing solutions to pressing national issues.

What is Binkley focusing on in his platform and campaign?

Binkley has taken aim at both Democratic and Republican leaders for their inability to unite their parties, let alone the nation. His campaign focuses on four key areas: balancing the federal budget, reducing health care costs, fostering bipartisan immigration policy reform, and revitalizing community involvement in education.

He advocates for greater transparency in health care costing, a volunteer movement among youth to boost academic performance, and a bipartisan immigration solution.

Other 2024 Republican Presidential Candidates

More: Learn more about how these six GOP candidates’ could win or lose at the Iowa Caucuses on January 15.

  • Former President Donald Trump
  • Florida Governor Ron DeSantis
  • Former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley
  • Entrepreneur and Author Vivek Ramaswamy
  • Former Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson

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